Marsh Award for Marine and Freshwater Conservation

2012 - Alex Rogers

Alex Rogers is Professor in Conservation Biology at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Somerville College, having previously held a Readership position at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London.

Much of his recent policy and advisory work has been very high profile. He has served on numerous major international panels concerned with conservation in the seas, and has often been a driving force for change. Alex brings scientific depth and rigour to the table in this area, particularly from his extensive experience with biodiversity studies across hydrothermal vent fields and sea mounts. His recent discovery of a hydrothermal vent field in Antarctic waters was published as a very significant paper in the top journal PLoS Biology. In his current work, Alex is characterising the incredible fishing damage that is occurring over sea mounts, and pushing for fishing controls. It is his level of scientific expertise that means that Alex’s views are listened to in the international arena.

Pictured right - Alex Rogers and Trachipterus


The Zoological Society of London
Regent's Park